It's been 8 years since I was introduced to the singer who truly changed my life forever; and whose birthday just so happens to be today-曹格 Gary Chaw. When I first was introduced to C-pop, I thought it was an industry full of teen idols and bubblegum pop-nothing more. But that was until I heard Gary sing, and I remember closing my eyes and thinking to myself; 'How does this music make ME feel?'. The answer at that time was that if I closed my eyes and listened just carefully enough, I could feel like I was flying. Silly, I know, but never would I have thought that because of this amazingly talented and hardworking singer I would have been inspired to continually ask myself the same question everytime I hear a song. His pain and his sorrow outpoured through his music, mixed with his always present unique sense of humour taught me to be strong in the face of all odds, while his initial struggle with the chinese language gave me the motivation that I needed to continue pressing forward no matter what. <寂寞先生> is a song that Gary recalls to be the song that he is most satisfied with, a reflection of his most vulnerable self. But he's come such a long way; having a happy family who he devotes himself to will truly give him the happiness he deserves. I'm so proud of him and so happy that he's finally been able to find happiness, and no matter what obstacles may stand in his way still, I'll be there for him every step of the way. Happy 34th Birthday Gary! May you be happy always!
A song that both he and I love-《寂寞先生》:
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